Predicting the knockout rounds of EURO 2016

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16 teams left. Who will win it all?

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On Saturday the Round of 16 begins at EURO 2016 and our writers have decided to pick their full brackets for the knockout rounds in France. After we predicted how things would go before the tournament started, it’s only fair we get a shot at redemption…

Will it be a three-peat for Spain? Can World Cup holders Germany continue their dominance? Will the hosts win it all? Or maybe, just maybe, a dark horse and first-time winner will emerge.

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Below you will find our predictions. Get involved in the comments section below and tell us yours.


Joe Prince-Wright

Round of 16

Poland defeat Switzerland
Croatia defeat Portugal
Wales defeat Northern Ireland
Belgium defeat Hungary
Germany defeat Slovakia
Spain defeat Italy
Republic of Ireland defeat France
England defeat Iceland

Quarterfinals

Croatia defeat Poland
Belgium defeat Wales
Germany defeat Spain
England defeat Republic of Ireland

Semifinals

Belgium defeat Croatia
Germany defeat England

Final

Germany defeat Belgium


Nicholas Mendola

Round of 16

Poland defeat Switzerland
Croatia defeat Portugal
Wales defeat Northern Ireland
Hungary defeat Belgium
Germany defeat Slovakia
Italy defeat Spain
France defeat Republic of Ireland
England defeat Iceland

Quarterfinals

Croatia defeat Poland
Wales defeat Hungary
Germany defeat Italy
France defeat England

Semifinals

Croatia defeat Wales
Germany defeat France

Final

Germany defeat Croatia


Kyle Bonn

Round of 16

Poland defeat Switzerland
Croatia defeat Portugal
Wales defeat Northern Ireland
Belgium defeat Hungary
Germany defeat Slovakia
Spain defeat Italy
France defeat Republic of Ireland
Iceland defeat England

Quarterfinals

Poland defeat Croatia
Wales defeat Belgium
Spain defeat Germany
France defeat Iceland

Semifinals

Poland defeat Wales
Spain defeat France

Final

Spain defeat Poland


Andy Edwards

Round of 16

Poland defeat Switzerland
Croatia defeat Portugal
Wales defeat Northern Ireland
Belgium defeat Hungary
Germany defeat Slovakia
Spain defeat Italy
France defeat Republic of Ireland
England defeat Iceland

Quarterfinals

Poland defeat Croatia
Belgium defeat Wales
Spain defeat Germany
France defeat England

Semifinals

Belgium defeat Poland
Spain defeat France

Final

Spain defeat Belgium


Kyle Lynch

Round of 16

Poland defeat Switzerland
Croatia defeat Portugal
Wales defeat Northern Ireland
Belgium defeat Hungary
Spain defeat Italy
Germany defeat Slovakia
France defeat Republic of Ireland
England defeat Iceland

Quarterfinals

Croatia defeat Poland
Belgium defeat Wales
Spain defeat Germany
France defeat England

Semifinals

Croatia defeat Belgium
Spain defeat France

Final

Spain defeat Croatia


Matt Reed

Round of 16

Switzerland defeat Poland
Croatia defeat Portugal
Wales defeat Northern Ireland
Belgium defeat Hungary
Germany defeat Slovakia
Italy defeat Spain
France defeat Republic of Ireland
Iceland defeat England

Quarterfinals

Croatia defeat Switzerland
Belgium defeat Wales
Italy defeat Germany
France defeat Iceland

Semifinals

Belgium defeat Croatia
France defeat Italy

Final

France defeat Belgium